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Northeastern names Tramaine Shaw track and field director

Northeastern named Tramaine Shaw director of the university’s track and field program on Tuesday, elevating her to head coach of both the track and field and cross country teams.

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Shaw, a hurdler, long-jumper, and relay racer who helped the Huskies win the Colonial Athletic Association title in women’s track and field in 2007, called the opportunity “a tremendous honor.”

“I’ve been here since I was a freshman,” said Shaw, who took over as interim track and field head coach in February. “It’s been exciting to watch the program grow and to continue to be part of the university’s growth both academically and in athletics.”

In June, Shaw was named the 2018 CAA Coach of the Year for men’s and women’s track and field. Under her leadership, each program swept the 2018 CAA Championships in May, marking the first time in program history that both teams won the conference title in the same year.

“Tramaine’s body of work during her tenure, particularly over the last six months, has proved that she is ready to take the next step in her career,” Northeastern Athletic Director Jeff Konya said. “We’re thrilled that she will be able to do so right here at Northeastern.”

As a student-athlete, Shaw set conference records in 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles, and the pentathlon. She was inducted into Northeastern’s Hall of Fame in 2016.

Shaw earned two degrees at Northeastern. She received her bachelor’s of science in psychology in 2009 and her master’s in nonprofit management, with a specialization in sport and social change, in 2013.